With three men behind her and one to her left, it was Obama, who seemingly, for no reason, turns to hold her up. Perhaps there were whispers coming from behind him. I don’t doubt that she was near fainting. Karmel Allison has reportedly had diabetes since she was 9 nine years old and is quite pregnant. She had been standing in the sun for about 25 minutes. An Obama aide appeared after he ‘got her’ and she was removed from the presence of The One. Mrs. Allison already has health care insurance but may believe ObamaCare will lower her premiums. Can’t wait to hear that story in about a year. God bless her and her baby. Diabetes and pregnancy is a challenge. If Obama would just shut-up we wouldn’t have to watch these self-serving, egotistical promotional tours. Here’s the video.
First, some background on my current healthcare status: I have been with the same HMO, Kaiser, since before I was diagnosed with diabetes at the age of nine. I have therefore felt married to Kaiser; in Kaiser’s eyes, I do not have a pre-existing condition, whereas switching health insurance companies might expose me to being labeled with the big scarlet D for diabetic. Kaiser is pretty good as a health provider so long as you can find good doctors, and I am lucky enough to have lived in big cities with big hospitals where I have lots of choice. I am also lucky enough to have wanted to stay in California all this time, and to have a husband who is very good at talking his way through pharmacies and bureaucracies when I am busy weeping with frustration that they won’t give me the medication I have been prescribed. (That’s a story for another time, though.) All that said, Kaiser raises its rates by 10 – 15% every year, and I don’t like the feeling that if I wanted to change, or needed to move to the East Coast, I would be in a very precarious position.